Guide to Induction and Mentoring - Post-Primary

Section 1: NIPT Induction Support

1 NIPT INDUCTION SUPPORT
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1.1 NIPT Framework of Support
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1.2 Contacting the NIPT Team
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1.5 The National Induction Programme Website
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Section 3: The Mentor

3 THE MENTOR
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3.1 Mentor/IMT Training Materials
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3.2 The Role of the Mentor
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3.3 The Mentor – Possible Role Expectations
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3.4 Mentor Self-Evaluation
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Section 4: The NQT

4 THE NQT
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4.1 The NQT – Some Role Expectations
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4.3 Sample Template for Weekly Reflection
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4.4 Sample Template for Feedback
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4.4.2 Checklist for NQT who is in a substitution position
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Section 5: The Principal

5 THE PRINCIPAL
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5.1 The Principal - Possible Role Expectations
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5.2 Programme Information for Principals
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5.3 Sample School Mailing to Principals
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5.4 Initial Mentor Training Overview (2013-2014)
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Section 6: The Workshop Programme

6 THE WORKSHOP PROGRAMME
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6.1 Workshop Programme Overview
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6.2 Teacher Professionalism and Wellbeing
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6.3 School Self-Evaluation and Planning
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6.4 Evidence Based Behavioural Support
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6.5 Supporting Parents in Education
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6.6 Exploring Learning
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6.7 Assessment and Feedback to all Learners
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6.8 Content Based Literacy
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6.9 Stretching all Learners
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6.11 Numeracy for All
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6.12 Transition from Primary to Post-Primary School
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6.13 Inclusion
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Section 8: Calendar

8 CALENDAR
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8.1 Section Overview
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8.2 Phases of first-year teachers' attitudes towards teaching
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8.3 Month by Month Menu of Activities
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8.3.1 August
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8.3.2 September
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8.3.3 October
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8.3.4 November
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8.3.5 December
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8.3.6 January
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8.3.7 February
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8.3.8 March
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8.3.9 April
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8.3.10 May
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8.3.11 Completing the Mentoring Process - Checklist
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8.4 Sample Template for final meeting of Mentor, Principal and NQT
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Section 9: Solution-Focused Observation

9 SOLUTION-FOCUSED OBSERVATION
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9.1 Section Overview
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9.2 Pre-Observation
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9.3 The Observation
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9.4 Templates for Observation
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9.5 Reflection/Feedback Session
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9.6 Scaffolding
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9.7 Sample Template for Action Plan following Observation
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Section 10: Recommended Reading

10 RECOMMENDED READING
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10.1 Recommended Reading
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10.2 Education Websites
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10.3 Subject Websites
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Section 11: Appendices

11 APPENDICES
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11.2 Acronyms
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11.3 Teachers and the Law
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11.3.1 Education Act (1998)
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11.3.2 Education (Welfare) Act (2000)
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11.3.3 Equal Status Acts 2000-2008
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11.3.4 Education for Persons with Special Educational Needs Act, 2004 (EPSEN)
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11.3.5 A Teacher’s Duty of Care
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11.3.6 Teaching Council Act, 2001
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11.4 Articles
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11.5 My Professional Mentor Network
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11.6 Bibliography/Resources/Other Reference Materials
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Section 12: Other Materials

12 OTHER MATERIALS
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